UNITED WAY OF IBERIA Wants to remind you...

We must all remain diligent during these difficult times.  This pandemic we are living in, has affected so many of our family and friends.  We must all focus on keeping ourselves protected and healthy, and in doing so, we will be protecting those around us.  

Remember to wash your hands regularly!  Remember to wear your mask!  Remember to only go out and mix with others when it is absolutely necessary!

If you experience any Covid symptoms, please seek medical assistance to determine if you have contracted the virus.  It is very important that you catch it early and follow medical advice very closely.

Remember to monitor your children, grandchildren and elderly family members also.

Vaccines are available here in Iberia Parish.  Seek out your nearest location and get your vaccine as soon as you can!

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A STUDY OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP -

UNITED WAY ALICE PROJECT FOR LOUISIANA

 

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

The term represents families across Louisiana and

the nation who are working but unable to afford the

basic household necessities, including housing, child care,

health care, food and transportation.

Released in January 2019, the report presents publicly
available data in a comprehensive way to illustrate the true

scope of financial need in our communities.

Eleven United Ways in Louisiana took part in the ALICE Report.

UNITED WAY OF IBERIA'S STATEMENT REGARDING OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

United Way of Iberia improves lives and promotes equity by creating more opportunities for all Iberia Parish residents through our collective parish wide action.  As leaders in uniting and motivating others for good in our area of the state, we tackle tough problems by co-creating solutions with change agents and grassroots leaders representing all walks of life.  We amplify the opportunities and services available to all people and link them to much-needed resources to bring about real change.  We work with public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.

We value and respect all people without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or citizenship status, age or ability status.  We expect our partner organizations, grantees, staff, volunteers, board members vendors and key collaborators to uphold these standards.  We believe access to opportunities needs not be predicated by one's race, gender identity, sexual orientation or social characteristics.

Our community achieves equity by dismantling systemic and institutional barriers underrepresented communities face in pursuit of happiness and the quest to realize their dreams.  We recognize structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present.  United Way of Iberia commits to pursuing a more just, fair and equitable society where one's background does not predict future outcomes.  Our organization vigorously rejects and vehemently opposes racism, sexism, discrimination, prejudice and injustice in all forms.  We commit to leveraging our collective action to create more equitable communities in Iberia Parish, throughout our state and across our nation.